2022 Undergraduate Student Awards

CREATIVE WRITING

Bain-Swiggett Award for a single poem, any kind ...$150

Flash fiction or prose-poem ...$100

Margaret Church Memorial Award for a short story ...$150

Original Play or Screenplay Award …$100

Paul Sidwell Memorial Award for a novel-in-progress (30-40 pages plus outline) ...$150

Polymnia Award for sequence of 3-7 poems on a related topic ...$150

Purdue Federal Credit Union Short Story Award  ...$200

Purdue Federal Credit Union Creative Nonfiction Essay Award ...$200

 

 

LITERARY CRITICISM AND JOURNALISM

Helen Bass Williams Award for best critical essay on African, African American or Black Literature ...$100

Hugh McKee Memorial Award for best essay on workplace or business writing, technical communication, or health communication ...$150

Merrill & Marjorie Swedlund Memorial Journalism Award (news or feature story) ...$100

Leonora Woodman Award for best essay on women's literature ...$100

Peter C. Braeger Memorial Award for an essay on Medieval Studies …$100

R.W. Babcock Award for essay on Shakespeare  ...$100

Sarah Fielding Award for the best essay on Children's or Young Adult Literature ...$100

 

INTERDISCIPLINARY AND CLA AWARDS

CLA Diversity Action Committee Award for best creative writing work or essay addressing the significance of diversity in our society ...$100

Department of Anthropology Award for best ethnographic essay ...$100

Department of Philosophy Eric L. Clitheroe Award for essay in any field of philosophy ...$100

Disability Studies Award for an essay or creative writing exploring some aspect of disability studies  ...$100

Environmental Studies and Nature Writing Award for an essay or creative writing exploring some aspect of environmentalism/nature  ...$100

LGBTQ Studies Award for an essay or creative writing exploring some aspect of sexuality and gender studies ...$100

School of Languages and Cultures Award for Literary/Cultural Analysis of texts written in a language other than English ...$100

Science Studies/Science Fiction Award for an essay exploring the impact of science and technology on society and culture (including literature/film)  ...$100

VPA Award for best essay analyzing some aspect of art history ...$100

 


KNEALE AWARDS

Kneale Award in American Literature (any aspect or author) ...$200 (first place)  ...$100 (second place)

Kneale Award in British Literature (any aspect or author) ...$200 (first place)  ...$100 (second place)

Kneale Award in Film and Popular Culture  ...$200 (first place)  ...$100 (second place)

Kneale Award in History  ...$200 (first place)  ...$100 (second place)

Kneale Award in Linguistics  ...$200 (first place)  ...$100 (second place)

Kneale Award in Postcolonial Literature ...$200 (first place)  ...$100 (second place)


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